Nkọwa okwu is built on volunteer service and our community is growing daily. We’re ever happy to have you onboard.
90+ Amazing Contributors
There are many different ways you can impact the Nkọwa okwu community today.
Check below to find the best fitting role for you.
Editor / Translator
Are you fluent in both Igbo and English? You can assist us by translating the backlog of words into our database.
Requirements: General computer knowledge, native Igbo and fluent English speaker, access to Internet
Diacritic, Tone Marking, and IPA
Tone markings are key for building pronunciation features. For this role, you will be adding tone markings to each word in the database's backlog.
Requirements: General computer knowledge, knowledge of IPA/linguistics, and Igbo, access to Internet
Voice Over Artists
Ị nwere ike ịsụ asụsụ Igbo? - Can you speak and read Igbo? This role requires you to create a 2-4 second clip for each word saved in our database to better assist Nkọwa okwu users.
Requirements: Native Igbo speaker, access to Internet, and a quality audio recording device
Grant Researcher / Writer
You need to be able to learn and have a deep understanding of the Igbo API, the problems it solves, and the solutions, then effectively convey the information in grant proposals.
Requirements: Fluent English speaker, experience with Microsoft Word or Google Docs, Extra knowledge about scholarships or crowdfunding projects is a plus
Content Creators / Blog Writers
Help us reach a wider audience by creating engaging and informative content within the context of the Nkọwa okwu language.
Requirements: Fluent English speaker, experience in producing content for digital platforms, proficiency with Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
Mobile Software Engineer
To help reach more Igbo users, we are creating a mobile app that uses the Igbo API to create the same experience as the website but on mobile. We are looking for engineers who have experience building mobile applications with Flutter or who are willing learn.
Requirements: Knowledge in Flutter
Work with a team of other designers, along with our engineers to design digital products like mobile and web apps for the platform. We also need your research skills to learn about the new features best for the users.
Requirements: Figma, Understanding of UI/UX, Experience with prototyping
Enjoy meeting others in the community. Support by onboarding new members, providing pre-made guides and resources. Stay active in the Slack channel to ensure that the project is running smoothly.
Requirements: Fluent English speaker, experience with Slack, sending emails, and Microsoft Word or Google Docs
Don't worry about it! All skills are welcome, simply fill out the Volunteer form describing what you can contribute to Nkọwa okwu.
This project is maintained by volunteers, meaning there is currently no form of financial compensation for volunteering. We hope your love, appreciation, and the desire to sustain the Igbo language will encourage you to contribute ~ 🇳🇬